Lingerie seemed like the perfect pick-me-up, and was also something I could cross of my list of things to try. I used this down-loadable pattern from the cloth magazine website.
Here's a quick run down on how to make them....
1. cut out knickers in a lovely satin or cotton material, seam allowance is included. Then cut out crotch/gusset in a cotton or cotton lycra.
2. stitch the crotch in place by first folding in the raw edges and matching the shape to the knickers.
Then choose a pretty or unusual stitch on your machine to create a scallop edge and stitch all the way round like so.....
I choose to stitch a little way in from the edge.I then cut very close to the stitches to achieve my scallop edge.
4. stitch up the side seams and Ooo La La you have now have some lovely lingerie. Feel free to embellish them as you wish add ribbons, bows or ruffles.
Would I make these again?
I choose left over satin from a previous project, but I would like to use a printed cotton or stretch lace if I did do them again..
I scaled down by 5mm, but I would to scale it down another 5mm as they seem a bit bloomer-ish , I also think I will shape the back of the pattern a bit more as I prefer a higher cut.
Novice/beginner, The tricky-est part is anchoring the elastic down but otherwise it's a breeze.This make was very easy and quick the sort you can whip up in an hour-hour and half and is perfect for using up fabric you have left over.